Words that Linger

Lovers embracing on the beach at sunset from Mike Baird  flickr.com
Lovers embracing on the beach at sunset from Mike Baird flickr.com
Embrace from Mac Sokulski  flickr.com
Embrace from Mac Sokulski flickr.com
Embrace from Jordan Fischer  flickr.com
Embrace from Jordan Fischer flickr.com

Words that Linger

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Lingering on his lips like a first kiss,

the words hesitated like the faded reflection

of what had already been felt.

Their meaning, warm and concise,

wafted on the moist breath of expression

and landed gently on her heart,

as if to meld into its very flesh.

Her eyes glistened in the half-light,

the golden hues of dusk dusting her alabaster skin,

her lips full and pink, her mouth poised to smile.


The words finally found passage and resonated

in a soft yet almost desperate endearment,

imbuing her soul, her eyes betraying every doubt.

No words from her could fulfil any worthy response,

so she leaned forward into his chest and felt herself infuse him,

with every fibre of her being she surrendered to her heart,

and to his passion.

With eyes clenched in blissful abandon,

they both held one another tenderly, desperately,

until the sun fell from the sky and darkness raced to join it.


No more words were necessary, of any meaning,

just that one moment, when two souls found love,

and in that moment there was no greater achievement, no greater thrill.

As if the world stopped turning at will,

too in awe to allow movement, to disrupt perfection,

and when all angels stirred to realise,

they too peered down from heaven, in the silence of a flawless moment.



Love is the only state in which we lose ourselves, the moments alive with selflessness.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks little brother, you are too kind. Must be beautiful by the lake, particularly at sunrise. Where do you work with your late shift? Having just come back from OS, I'm not working at all, and also having to find a new place to live, which is coming to fruition as there is about four places I have to see on Monday. Tomorrow I'm working in a women's apparel shop (owner is a close friend and she needs a hand- has a fabulous business, small shop turns over $800,000 pa, amazing) I occasionally help her on business matters, have trained staff and written training manuals etc. Julie and I go back some 5 years and have lots of dinners out and movies but nothing romantic- just close friends ( which is sometimes better anyway). Enjoy your sausages and beers and hugs to you three from Beast and I. Signing off from Adelaide SA 9.pm Sunday 3rd.


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epigramman 3 years ago

...well Sir Tony - your words always linger with me as you are truly a writer's writer with a heart of poetic gold and mind of liquid mercury, lol.

Just arrived home my big brother and so pleased about your new book as well.

I am having a couple of beers with two sausages on a bun with sauerkraut and some nice jazz and two new posts of what I wrote at work - and the other one is yin to the one you reviewed as yang, lol.

I hope you are feeling happy my friend and that you will find a new home soon for you and your dear furried companion.

Yes I arrived to home sweet home after night shift and both cats were well fed but wanted back out and I watched the daybreak over the lake and as an impressionist I always see something new in it each day.

Sending to you 3 big Canadian hugs from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel

at lake erie time canada 7:14am and tonight might be movie night or music night -

I will post your magic words here to my FB page for all to see and read because when you write there is always magic


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Kind words Jackie; glad you enjoyed it. Regards to The Beautiful South from the beautiful Australian south. Have a great day.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Beautiful and breathtaking. ^

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